“Get to the ‘working overtime’ part!”*

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The regular season’s over up top, so there’s no more NHL paychecks. The Islanders recalled all eight guys they’d left hanging around here this week to practice with the Big Club. (If they travel, if they need directions around Pittsburgh or Consol Energy Center, I’m here… to tell them to ask somebody else. Great barn, […] [Read More]

Saturday playoffs: Comebacks For All

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Let’s start local albeit 1,500 miles away. Oklahoma City trailed 2-0 early tonight and looked set to go to Charlotte with the same deficit in the series. Then they scored five in a row, the last three by Milford’s/Fairfield Prep’s/Yale’s Mark Arcobello, to even up the best-of-5. Arcobello also had an assist on the first […] [Read More]

RIP, Tim Taylor

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Longtime Yale hockey coach Tim Taylor has died at 71. He’d reportedly been battling cancer and very ill as the Bulldogs were on their run to the national championship earlier this month. Taylor coached the Bulldogs for 28 seasons, with two leaves to coach in the Olympics in 1984 (as an assistant to Lou Vairo) […] [Read More]
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Two more years for Atkinson

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Cam Atkinson signed a two-year extension with the Blue Jackets. He’s had a nice year in Columbus. Atkinson’s eligible to play for Springfield in the playoffs if the Jackets so desire. The Falcons’ series against Manchester begins Saturday. Friday, the first day of the AHL playoffs, the only Eastern Conference game was Hershey’s big win […] [Read More]

Colliton’s Cup: Wednesday notes

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As seen on Twitter, a feature on Jeremy Colliton. He reports that he felt fine through the Generals’ run to the Allan Cup, which is great to hear, and that he’s planning to come back to the pro game this fall. Bridgeport’s locker room sale is May 4, if you’re interested. Greenwich’s John Hayden moved […] [Read More]

Packing up (some for the Island)

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The Islanders have made the playoffs. Well played for the Big Club. They’re likely to be joined shortly by a few players who were here. With the Islanders on the road, hanging out in Bridgeport for a little while: Ryan Strome, Brock Nelson, John Persson, Johan Sundstrom, Anders Nilsson, Aaron Ness, Matt Donovan, as well […] [Read More]

Monday, idle here

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Gotta love heading to the rink on a Monday morning knowing its playoff time. Other teams are not so lucky… #WBSPens — Chad Kolarik (@CKolarik) April 22, 2013 That’s, um, former Connecticut Whale forward Chad Kolarik. And I don’t know about you, but I could feel that one from here. So you’ve noticed some changes […] [Read More]

Bring in the closers

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They got a little bit from everyone, getting the rookie goal-scoring record from one guy, getting their standout young defenseman a share of the league lead, getting another strong comeback game from their goalie. But a couple of the kids had big nights tonight, too, one on the scoresheet, the other more subtly. Well, subtle […] [Read More]

Knocked out

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The AHL announced a two-game suspension to Jon Landry for what was called a charging major near the end of Friday’s game. Mike Keenan gets in for him, and Sean Backman wears an ‘A’ in his absence. The lines are as they finished last night. Anders Nilsson gets the call again. The Pirates have one […] [Read More]

Disenfranchised: Fake Team Awards VIII

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Well, that didn’t work as well as I’d hoped. Ah well. Only eight votes cast this year. (I’m hoping I didn’t miss any because of the Spam Debacle last weekend, but there wasn’t any kind of clamor.) Especially thankful for the eighth. The first seven left a seven-way tie for both awards. The eighth broke […] [Read More]
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